BASEBALL American League * Seattle Mariners -- Named Russ Nixon bench coach.
National League * Chicago Cubs -- Named Larry Himes executive vice president baseball operations, and Jim Frey senior vice president.
* San Francisco Giants -- Purchased the contracts of Chris Hancock (pitcher) from Phoenix of the Pacific Coast League, and John Patterson (second baseman) and Steve Hosey (outfielder) from Shreveport of the Texas League.
BASKETBALL (NBA) * New York Knicks -- Waived Carlton McKinney (forward-guard). Signed Kennard Winchester (guard).
FOOTBALL (NFL) * League -- Suspended Terry Long (Pittsburgh guard) without pay for four weeks for violating the league's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.